Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction:

Welcome to the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. This work-in-progress is a comprehensive quotation-based dictionary of the language of science fiction. The HD/SF is an offshoot of a project begun by the Oxford English Dictionary (though it is no longer formally affiliated with it). It is edited by Jesse Sheidlower. Please explore the menu links to learn more.

Majority of Minneapolis City Council vows to disband police department | TheHill

Majority of Minneapolis City Council vows to disband police department | TheHill

“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It’s really past due,” Jeremiah Ellison said on Twitter on Thursday.

We, the People…

Heaven Hill Distillery | Recipes

Heaven Hill Distillery | Recipes

Whether you enjoy your Bourbon in a classic recipe or a more contemporary take, a well-crafted cocktail is
all about highlighting the whiskey with complementary ingredients that accent its unique flavor profile.
Click on the images for recipes, or visit our history of cocktails experience below
to learn about how these great traditions developed.

This is a delightful guide to cocktails (the ones I like) and how they get here. I really like the “if you use this it is called a…” part of the page…

Scripting News

Dave Winer asks:

I’m at the main page of my website, called Unberkeley. Here’s a screen shot. Show me where it says New Post. It isn’t there, even though this is almost always the first thing a writer wants to do when they come here. #

Source: Scripting News

I would respond – the “+Write” button at the top right of the window.

I would personally be happier if there were a “magic” “Press This” button (you can install bookmarklets that will do this) that does what I did to get here – highlight some text, click on “Press This”, get a linked starting place for a blog post.

Time For an Occasional Reminder re: How to Pay For My Books

via Time For an Occasional Reminder re: How to Pay For My Books

John Scalzi on giving him money directly as opposed to through his publisher. I kind of wish I trusted the record labels as much as Mr. Scalzi trusts his publisher.I think he’s right.I have made inquiry to record labels asking how to get the most money to the artists, and received replies. In a t least one case the artist work had been “for hire” so it didn’t matter, they got payed to perform.Support the people and organizations that make the things you love possible. Really.

Birds-of-Paradise Project

Birds-of-Paradise Project:

Birds-of-Paradise ProjectThe birds-of-paradise are among the most beautiful creatures on earth—and an extraordinary example of evolutionary adaptation. On this site you can find what few have witnessed in the wild: the displays of color, sound, and motion that make these birds so remarkable. Then you can delve deeper, examining the principles that guided their evolution and the epic adventure it took to bring you all 39 species.


This is definitely for the birds.